Another day of rough winter weather means more plans and computer work happening inside. Part of that work is making sure we know just what goes into the gift shop here on the ranch. Part of this type planning coincides with garden planning. Because you can be sure that visiting Dark Water Ranch means that you will be able to purchase our fresh grown produce, eggs and raw goat milk.
Produce we have to decide what types and varieties of seeds to get going now. It also means searching for the type of egg cartons, milk jugs and labels that we want to go with this year. It also time to choose the spring and summer fragrances we want for our popular goat milk soaps and lotions. Of course, we have to make sure we a good supply of all our goat milk products bath and beauty products on the shelves.
The real fun begins when we start designing artwork for t-shirt’s that we want to have special made just for Dark Water Ranch. We intend to make sure that we have 2 or 3 design options for our customers to choose from. Then we check with another small Oklahoma business, “An Okie By Design” that provides items for us. Looking at some farm type mugs and stuff they make that will be available in our gift shop.
Add in a few handmade fun items, like our Black Goat Designs birdhouses and feeders, and some puzzles for the kids, then we start to get a fairly good idea of what the gift shop will be like. All of this is necessary, but we can’t wait for warmer and better weather to get outside and the farm ready to open for the 2021 year. Make sure and make plans to visit with us this year, there is a lot to see and great fun to be had. #Oklahomafarmfun #Darkwaterranch #Oklahoma #Agritourism